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Old 11-05-2010, 07:42 AM   #1
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My hidden winch on stock JK bumper

So I have been working on this project for about a week and a good 4 days of actual work, frustration, and trips to hardware/auto/4wd shops. Burnt out one drill, broke a chuck on the replacement (it was a new Hitachi if anyone cares and I replaced it with a Bosch).
Anyway, I think it looks great and I am quite proud.... Yes I know everyones opinion on the orange haha.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:55 AM   #2
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pretty sweet!!

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Old 11-05-2010, 07:58 AM   #3
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i like the orange! the bumper is pretty sweet too...... how'd ya do it?
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:01 AM   #4
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:13 AM   #5
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I agree with wrangler010... how did ya do it? I saw yopur other post and decided I like the look, but when I tried to remove that stupid plastic cover, there are some extensions off my frame that get in the way... doesnt look like they are on yours...what gives?
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:14 AM   #6
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I LIKE THE ORANGE! And that bumper is nice too!
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:14 AM   #7
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The simple answer is, Flip the winch plate, drill holes through the frame arms, and a lot of cuts on the plate and bumper.
The only thing I hate is having to abandon the fog lamps.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:17 AM   #8
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Can't you just relocate them or put a bull bar on and put some there?
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:17 AM   #9
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how did you get the plastic cover off? did your jeep have the frame extensions as well?
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:24 AM   #10
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(it was a new Hitachi if anyone cares and I replaced it with a Bosch).
Bosch FTW.

I don't think I have any power tools left that AREN'T Bosch tools.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:51 AM   #11
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how did you get the plastic cover off? did your jeep have the frame extensions as well?
I think if you have the tow hooks you dont have the spacer things. But, I am certain that you can still take them off.
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I have both..... its really pissin me of trying to get that plastic cover off I am about to break out the dremel and go to town
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:14 PM   #13
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You have to unbolted the plastics bumper from the metal bumper underneath. Then you have to unbolted the tow hooks that are connected to the frame. Then kinda wiggle the plastic off and unhook your fog lamps if you have any. And the big coke can looking things are crush cans just grind those off. Then bolt back up the metal part. I've done this and have since remounted the fog lamps inside of the metal bumper. It makes for a really bad a$$ look. I spent a total of 7 bucks mounting the lights!!!! Oh and the orange is awesome looking man. Wish I would have thought of that.
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ok.... thanks droelle
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:18 PM   #15
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Looks really good, nice work.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:30 PM   #16
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:42 PM   #17
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Looks great !
I did mine on a jeep optional bumper it also took me about a week and I retained the fogs by extending the frame 4" with spacer between plates welded professionally.
Here are the before and after pics.



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Since you're in NJ, where is your required front license plate mounted?
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:48 AM   #20
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Shaunmac! Hey can you take more pics around that winch? I'm kinda looking in to doing this and wanna see kinda what I'm gettin in to.
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I am going to pull the whole thing soon to paint the cuts, I can do a build type shots for you as I put it back if you like.
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You have to unbolted the plastics bumper from the metal bumper underneath. Then you have to unbolted the tow hooks that are connected to the frame. Then kinda wiggle the plastic off and unhook your fog lamps if you have any. And the big coke can looking things are crush cans just grind those off. Then bolt back up the metal part. I've done this and have since remounted the fog lamps inside of the metal bumper. It makes for a really bad a$$ look. I spent a total of 7 bucks mounting the lights!!!! Oh and the orange is awesome looking man. Wish I would have thought of that.
It's a tad easier to remove the entire bumper (by unscrewing the tow hooks) BEFORE you unbolt the plastic... keeps it all one piece that way instead of trying to juggle around 4 separate parts. With the bolts being integrated into the tow hooks, it's super easy to remove
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I am going to pull the whole thing soon to paint the cuts, I can do a build type shots for you as I put it back if you like.
That would be awsome!
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I have this for the plate on front but took it off for the pic.
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